College of Fine Arts News

Butler Alum Named Director of Korean National Opera

Friday, August 28, 2015   |  Korea JoongAng Daily

Hak Min Kim (D.M.A. opera directing 2009) has been named director of the Korean National Opera in Seoul, Korea. This position is one of the most important arts positions in the country and comes at a time when opera is gaining a strong audience in Korea. Kim had established himself as the premier opera director in Korea prior to being named to the National Opera and is also an associate professor of theater and film at Kyung Hee University.

Five Longhorns on TV This Fall

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Marcia Gay Harden in Code Black

Looking for a new show to get hooked on this fall? See five shows featuring former Longhorns from the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. Whether it’s drama, comedy or family-friendly, there is a little something for everyone. 

Artist Nancy Rubins’ sculpture for Landmarks featured in video

Sunday, August 2, 2015   |  artnet

Discover what went into the creation of Landmarks’ large-scale sculpture, Monochrome in Austin from artist Nancy Rubins during a video by artnet and GalleryLOG. Located at Speedway and 24th streets, the towering silver sculpture is comprised of 70 canoes and small boats.

Texas Standard interviews professor about research in performing arts audience engagement

Wednesday, July 29, 2015   |  The Texas Standard

Department of Theater and Dance Professor Francie Ostrower describes the specifics of her $3.5 million grant from the Wallace Foundation with KUT’s The Texas Standard. The research will explore both how organizations get audiences through the doors of performing arts organizations and how to keep them coming back.

Professor discusses audience engagement research with The Alcalde

Wednesday, July 29, 2015   |  The Alcalde

Department of Theater and Dance Professor Francie Ostrower discussed her $3.5 million grant from the Wallace Foundation with The Alcalde. Her research will focus on audience participation and engagement with 26 performing arts organizations as they combat a decline in attendance.

Art and Art History professor’s exhibition reviewed in the New York Times

Tuesday, July 28, 2015   |  The New York Times

The New York Times reviewed an exhibition by Michael Smith, a studio art professor in Art and Art History, on display at Manhattan’s Green Neftali Gallery through Aug. 14. Reporter Martha Schwendener describes Smith’s work as an “artistic response to the insanity of ‘adult’ society.”

Design Institute for Health featured on Texas Exes’ The Hook

Tuesday, July 28, 2015   |  The Hook

Texas Exes dedicated an episode of The Hook to the Design Institute for Health, a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts and the Dell Medical School. While the medical school is a year away from opening, Director Stacey Chang discusses how the institute is already hard at work.

KLRU’s “Arts in Context” features Alumnus Jared Steffenson’s current exhibition

Wednesday, July 22, 2015   |  KLRU Arts In Context

Discover the unique combination of skateboarding and art in Jared Steffenson’s “Torque and Axis” exhibition with KLRU’s Arts in Context. Listen to Steffenson, MFA 2006, describe how skateboarding taught him to discover the hidden potential in everyday objects and how he came to combine two of his life’s passions.

NBC News Highlights Butler School’s Mariachi Camp

Tuesday, July 21, 2015   |  NBC News

NBC News explores the heart, soul and heritage within the Butler School of Music’s Mariachi Camp. Reporter Juan Castillo highlighted the four-day camp that pairs high school musicians with some of the genre’s top performers and educators. For some students, it’s about connecting with their family history.